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Tag Archives: Boston
Sometimes a long delay gives you better perspective. I hadn’t been back home to New England in eleven years until our recent trip. Thinking of Thomas Wolfe’s dictum, “You can’t go home again,” I didn’t really know if my previous … Continue reading
My daughter has been complaining in her recent emails about a family on her street in Bellevue, WA. They’ve cut down two lovely Douglas fir trees, the kind that startle Easterners like me not used to arboreal skyscrapers, many of … Continue reading
Funny how the poets I read and taught in college have a way of popping up in my mind, even though I’ve been away from that scene for seven years now. Take, for instance, the English poet Wordsworth. He’s famous … Continue reading
I watched the Rolling Rally on NESN Saturday with pride and emotion as it wound its way along Boylston Street, over to the Common, then into the Charles (quite literally). Two million strong, Bostonians lined the streets, often forty deep; … Continue reading
In Kentucky, this week brought news of a prisoner at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex dead of stab wounds to his neck inflicted by another inmate. Authorities are presently still investigating the incident, but what baffles even more is learning … Continue reading